“Good parents spends a lot of time with their kids.”
“Good parents provide for their kids.”
“Good parents ensure their child has access to the best education.”
These are some of the most popular opinions in the sphere of parenthood today. But what about the marriage relationship? Does this effect whether you are a good or effective parent?
“I notice a distinct difference in my daughter’s attitude towards her dad if mine becomes sour. If she perceives me getting irritated with him, she tends to sass and talk back to her dad. The more praise and respect I give my husband, the more my daughter honors and respects him as well,” says one mom.
Many parents verbally teach their children to “love their neighbor.” This covers Christians and non-Christians alike. However, if mom and dad are always bickering and putting the other one down, what is really being taught in the home?
Selfishness tends to run rampant in today’s society. Women are being told that they are being doormats if they submit to or serve their husband. Young mothers, in particular, are bombarded with the comments of, “Your husband really needs to pull his weight with the kids. Does he really expect you to change all the diapers? You work just as hard as he does and you don’t get a lunch break!”
If women listen to this negative advice, what kind of attitude do you think greets husbands as they return home from work?
If women desire to be better mothers, they need to focus first on their marriage. The husband and wife relationship is the foundation of the home. Children are a positive result of this special God-ordained relationship.
Children find security and contentment in a mother and father that love and respect each other. Women, as a whole, will uncover a more caring, loving and thoughtful husband if they treat him with respect and love.
Here are a few ideas to get you started on creating a better relationship with your hubby.
- Pray for your husband. It is hard to be angry at someone you pray for often.
- Leave your husband love notes and mushy text messages.
- Go on dates with your husband.
- Make sure your hubby has clean clothes to wear, good food to eat and a clean house to relax in.
- Show your husband load of affection and never brush off his advances.
More marriage building tips to come to help you achieve parenting success. Whether you admit it or not, your marriage effects your children. Start creating positive childhood memories for your kids by building a strong marriage. Your kids need you to love and admire all the wonderful qualities in your husband. Start today and see instant results in your marriage and family!